The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up matches are about to kick off, and cricket enthusiasts worldwide are eager not to miss any of the thrilling action. Here’s your comprehensive guide on where and how to watch these exciting encounters!
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With ten participating teams each playing two warm-up fixtures, the matches are spread across three captivating cities: Hyderabad, Guwahati, and Thiruvananthapuram.
Scheduled from Friday, September 29, to Tuesday, October 3, these warm-up games provide the teams with the perfect opportunity to adapt to the conditions they’ll face during the main World Cup event. In total, there will be ten warm-up matches, ensuring every team gets crucial preparation.
For Indian Fans: If you’re in India, the host nation, you’re in luck! You can catch all the warm-up fixtures live on Star Sports via television. If you prefer streaming, Disney+ Hotstar has got you covered.
For Pakistani Cricket Enthusiasts: Pakistan cricket fans won’t miss out on the action. PTV and ARY will broadcast all the warm-up matches.
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For Sri Lankan Viewers: If you’re in Sri Lanka, you can follow the warm-up fixtures on Maharaja TV.
For New Zealanders: Kiwis can enjoy the warm-up matches on Sky Sports NZ.
For Australian Cricket Lovers: Australians can watch the action on both linear television and Kayo through Fox Sports.
For English Cricket Fans: In England, most of the warm-up fixtures will be available on Sky Sports. However, South Africa vs. Afghanistan, Australia vs. Netherlands, and Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka will be accessible on both linear television and digital platforms.
For Afghan Cricket Supporters: Afghan cricket enthusiasts can catch all the warm-up matches on Ariana TV.
For Bangladeshi Cricket Fans: In Bangladesh, Gazi TV is your go-to channel to watch The Tigers’ matches.
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The detailed information of the broadcast schedule of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up matches below:
|Territory||Licensee||Warm Ups Exploitation|
|Afghanistan||Ariana TV||All matches to be shown live on linear & digital.|
|Australia||Fox Sports||All matches to be shown live. Bangladesh v Sri Lanka and Afg v SL to be shown on Kayo only. Rest will be on linear & Kayo. Schedule attached.|
|Bangladesh||Gazi TV||The two Bangladesh matches will be shown live on linear and digital.|
|Canada||Willow||All matches to be shown on digital. Select matches to be shown on TV|
|Caribbean Islands||ESPN Caribbean||No warm up matches|
|Central & South America and Mexico||ESPN||No warm up matches|
|Brazil||ESPN||No warm up matches|
|Continental Europe and SEA(excluding Singapore)||Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|Hong Kong||PCCW/Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|India||Star Sports||All matches shown live on linear TV via the Star Sports network & simulcast on digital via Disney+Hotstar.|
|Maldives, Nepal, Bhutan||Star Sports||All matches shown live on linear TV via the Star Sports network.|
|Malaysia||MEASAT/Yupp TV||All matches live on Yupp TV|
|MENA||Etisalat||All matches will be live on CricLife Max, CricLife1 and CricLife2.|
|Netherlands||TBC||No warm up matches|
|New Zealand||Sky Sport NZ||Available on SKY NZ|
|Pacific Islands||Digicel||No warm up matches|
|Pakistan||PTV||Matches to be shown on PTV & ARY.|
|Singapore||StarHub||All matches to be shown on TV & Digital|
|Sri Lanka||Maharaja TV||All matches to be covered on TV and Digital|
|South Africa and Sub-Saharan Africa||SuperSport||Most warm up matches on linear TV|
|UK||Sky Sports||Al warmup matches except SA v Afg, Aus v Ned & Afg v SL shown on linear and digital.|
|USA||ESPN+||All matches to be shown by ESPN+|
|Willow||Select matches to be shown by Willow TV on linear|
Here’s the Schedule for the The ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup warm-up matches Fixtures:
Friday, September 29:
- Bangladesh vs. Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- South Africa vs. Afghanistan at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- New Zealand vs. Pakistan at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Saturday, September 30:
- India vs. England at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- Australia vs. Netherlands at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Monday, October 2:
- England vs. Bangladesh at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- New Zealand vs. South Africa at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
Tuesday, October 3:
- Afghanistan vs. Sri Lanka at Barsapara Cricket Stadium, Guwahati
- India vs. Netherlands at Greenfield International Stadium, Thiruvananthapuram
- Pakistan vs. Australia at Rajiv Gandhi International Stadium, Hyderabad
Following the conclusion of these exciting warm-up fixtures, the World Cup officially begins with an exhilarating clash between England and New Zealand in Ahmedabad on October 5, setting the stage for what promises to be a thrilling tournament!